There's something to be said for picking a home-share over a hotel, where helpful hosts (and coveted "superhosts") can feel like local friends in-the-know, swimmings pools are yours and yours alone, and the kitchen is laid back and made for lively family-style dining. While we certainly love the pampering that comes with a five-star stay there's certain charm to an Airbnb stay too, and that's especially true in France.
Wondering where to start looking? If you want to live out your French fantasy, whether you want to live like a local in the Alps, in a chic Parisian apartment, or a rustic retreat in the Loire Valley, homeshare platform Airbnb's most popular French properties might set your wanderlust going.
Read on for the most saved French homes, yurts, and apartments.
Villa Amani, Charming House Seaside & Pine Forest, Labenne
Pine forests, wild beaches, endless dunes, and your own private swimming pool, this three-bedroom villa in southwestern France has all your vacation needs. Plus, the bright and airy kitchen even comes with a raclette and fondue kit. Available from $159 per night.
Amboise Troglodyte/Chez Hélène, Loire Valley
You'd probably never expect to sleep in a rustic cave during your trip to France, and therein lies the appeal of this cave-like one-bedroom property in Amboise, a lovely little town in the center of the Loire Valley where Leonardo Da Vinci lived. The property is perfectly placed for vineyard and castle hopping, river-side cycling paths, and cuisine tasting excursions (come hungry: the area's famous for Charcuterie and goat cheese, and is dotted with bakeries.) Available from $104 per night.
N°1 in AVIGNON design quiet AC wifi citycenter, Avignon
In our opinion, Avignon is the best town in the south of France. The town seems to be made of medieval daydreams, with its 12th-century architecture and unmistakable local cuisine. This modern one-bedroom, three-bed property is perfectly located right in the center of town, just a five-minute walk to the Palace of the Popes and Avignon's bridge. Available from $48 per night.
Champs-Élysées Golden triangle flat with mezzanine, Paris
This newly renovated Parisian apartment may be tiny but what it lacks in square-foot it makes up for in location. There are not many other stays that can boast to be a one-minute walk from the Arc de Triomphe. Available from $71 per night.
Charmant petit studio parisien au cœur du Marais, catégorisé chambres, Paris
Live like a chic Parisian local in the French capital's trendy Marais neighborhood. This bright and airy studio apartment sits on a quiet street but is walkable to some of the city's best dining scene. Available from $82 per night.
A quiet yurt in Savoie - Bauges, Bellecombe-en-Bauges
Perfect for those looking to go off the grid, this wood stove-clad yurt sleeps six adventurous travelers in the lush alpine Savoie region in south-eastern France. Not only is the area a hub for treks, mountain bikes, and ski excursions but cheese fans can get a taste of the iconic Raclette de Savoie. Available from $77 per night.
Superb duplex apartment in the historical center, Bordeaux
Take in Bordeaux's pristinely-preserved medieval villages, stunning centuries-old chateaux, and some of France's highest-rated red wine from this modern two-bedroom loft in the center of town. Available from $101 per night.
Grand loft lumineux, Paris
Paris neighborhood Belleville's the place to stay to feel like a local among the impressive street art and sweeping views of the city. This spacious 1-bedroom loft has all your basic amenities covered. Available from $150 per night.
Lovely Loft Saint-Germain des Pres, Paris
Splendid terrace magnificent view, Paris
Cappuccino? Check. Croissant? Yep. Breezy Parisian balcony? Mais oui. This 1-bedroom apartment has the perfect terrace to start your morning and is situated at the foot of the Sacré Coeur, with the funicular railway right there ready to take you to the top of the Butte Montmartre. Available from $131 per night.